COVID 19: Portugal Update, 9 May

in News · 09-05-2020 16:36:00 · 2 Comments

Portugal has today registered a total of 1,126 covid-19-related deaths, 12 more than on Friday, and 27,406 infected (more 138), according to the epidemiological bulletin released today by the General Directorate of Health.

In comparison with Friday's data, which recorded 1,114 deaths, today there was a 1.1% increase in deaths.

Regarding the number of confirmed cases of infection with the new coronavirus (27,406), data from the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) show that there are 138 more cases than on Friday (27,268), representing an increase of 0.5% .

The North region is the one with the highest number of deaths (645), followed by the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley (238), the Center (215), the Algarve (13), the Azores (14) and the Alentejo, which records a case, advances the report of the epidemiological situation, with data updated until midnight on Friday, maintaining the Autonomous Region of Madeira with no record of deaths.

According to data from the Directorate-General for Health, 574 fatalities are women and 552 are men.

Of the deaths recorded, 755 were over 80 years old, 226 were between 70 and 79 years old, 97 were between 60 and 69 years old, 36 were between 50 and 59 years old, 11 were between 40 and 49 years old and one patient was between 20 and 29 years.

The clinical characterization of confirmed cases indicates that 815 patients are admitted to hospitals, 27 less than on Friday and 120 are in Intensive Care Units, (minus seven), which represents a decrease of 5.5%.

26,471 people are recovering at home.

DGS data state that the municipality of Lisbon is the one with the highest number of cases of infection by the new coronavirus (1,724), followed by Vila Nova de Gaia (1,448), Porto (1,300), Matosinhos (1,197), Braga ( 1,149), Gondomar (1,048), Maia (908), Sintra (745) Valongo (737), Guimarães (657), Ovar (614) and Coimbra (558).

Since January 1, 272,443 suspected cases have been recorded, of which 2,955 are awaiting test results.

There are 242,082 cases in which the test result was negative, says DGS, adding that the number of recovered patients increased to 2,499, 77 more than on Friday, representing an increase of about 3.2%.

The North region continues to register the highest number of infections, totaling 15,854, followed by the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, with 7,166, the Center region, with 3,581, the Algarve (345) and the Alentejo (235).

The Azores recorded 135 cases of covid-19 and Madeira recorded 90 confirmed cases, according to the bulletin released today.

DGS also records 26,667 contacts under surveillance by health authorities.

Of the total infected, 16,175 are women and 11,232 men.

The age group most affected by the disease is from 50 to 59 years old (4,621), followed by the age group from 40 to 49 years old (4,614) and people over 80 years old (4,185 cases).

There are also 3,952 patients aged between 30 and 39 years old, 3,282 between 20 and 29 years old, 3,117 between 60 and 69 years old and 2,339, aged between 70 and 79 years old.

The DGS also records 465 cases of children up to nine years old and 831 of young people aged between 10 and 19 years old.

According to the daily report of the epidemiological situation in Portugal, 177 cases result from the importation of the virus from Spain, 137 from France and 88 from the United Kingdom. There are still hundreds of cases imported from dozens of other countries.

According to the DGS, 42% of patients positive for the new coronavirus have cough symptoms, 30% fever, 21% muscle pain, 20% headache, 16% general weakness and 12% breathing difficulty. This information refers to 89% of confirmed cases.

The covid-19 pandemic has already claimed more than 274,000 deaths and infected more than 3.9 million people in 195 countries and territories.

More than 1.2 million patients were considered cured.


I would gladly support you but unfortunately you have chosen to only consider the Algarve as a representative of Portugal. Even the Algarve newspaper covers more about the Central part like the Silver Coast then you do. You call yourselves the Portugal News but there is no reporting about real Portugal.
I have been buying your paper each week but today was the last. From now on I'll buy the Algarve resident as at least they are more open to cover Portugal.

Kind regards

By Ine Mason from Lisbon on 10-05-2020 07:54

We all people are calculating on deaths,,why don't we calculate on birth??---,,,,,,,

By ek from Lisbon on 09-05-2020 06:34
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